Implement Safety Plan to Avoid CO Poisoning, Liability
With colder weather approaching, condominium associations with gas or oil heat need to worry about carbon monoxide (CO), a hazardous gas that's invisible and odorless. At least several hundred people die each year from CO poisoning, and thousands more become ill.
In one recent incident, a 24-year-old woman in Pittsburgh, Pa., was pulled unconscious from her unit after carbon monoxide had been leaking into her condominium building. Crews from the gas company determined the toxic gas was leaking from a faulty furnace.